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Lamarche, Larkin; Gammage, Kimberley L.; Sullivan, Philip J.; Gabriel, David A. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2013
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Self-Presentational Efficacy Scale (SPES) developed by Gammage, Hall, and Martin Ginis (2004). University students (196 men and 269 women) completed the SPES and measures of social physique anxiety, fear of negative evaluation, and physical activity. Participants also completed the SPES a…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Physical Activities, Measures (Individuals)
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Boyle, Jennifer; Mattern, Craig O.; Lassiter, Jill W.; Ritzler, Julia A. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
There are few physical activity (PA) interventions in higher education, and they have been only minimally effective. Objective: To determine if a course-based, peer education intervention was associated with increases in PA and physical fitness. Participants: Participants were 178 students enrolled in a personal health class during the 2007-2008…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Muscular Strength, Body Composition, Intervention
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Kjonniksen, Lise; Fjortoft, Ingunn; Wold, Bente – European Physical Education Review, 2009
This study examined the relationship between participation in organized youth sport and attitude to physical education (PE) during adolescence and physical activity in young adulthood. The sample comprised 630 participants who completed questionnaires over a 10-year period. Analysis of variance and regression were used to examine the relationship…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Questionnaires
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Rikli, Roberta E.; Jones, C. Jessie – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose: To develop and validate criterion-referenced fitness standards for older adults that predict the level of capacity needed for maintaining physical independence into later life. The proposed standards were developed for use with a previously validated test battery for older adults--the Senior Fitness Test (Rikli, R. E., & Jones, C. J.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Validity, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Friedman, Daniela B.; Laditka, Sarah B.; Laditka, James N.; Price, Anna E. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2011
Health behaviors, particularly physical activity, may promote cognitive health. The public agenda for health behaviors is influenced by popular media. We analyzed the cognitive health content of 20 United States magazines, examining every page of every 2006-2007 issue of the highest circulating magazines for general audiences, women, men, African…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Public Health, Health Behavior
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Lundquist Wanneberg, Pia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were used to examine the influence of riding on the identity construction of people with disabilities. The 15 participants, three men and 12 women, were between 15 and 65 years old and have various physical disabilities. The data analysis derives from identity theory, a social-psychological theory that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Therapy, Horses
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Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; Rienzo, Barbara A.; Pigg, R. Morgan; Miller, M. David; Dodd, Virginia J. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
Objective: The authors explored associations among types of physical activity and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among college students. Participants: Participants included 43,499 college students aged 18 to 25 who completed the 2005 National College Health Assessment conducted by the American College Health Association. Methods:…
Descriptors: Exercise, College Students, Physical Activities, Suicide
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Kahan, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In this study, I conducted focus group interviews with 21 Arab American college students (9 men, 12 women; 9 Muslims, 12 non-Muslims), who were selected for extreme manifestation of religiosity or acculturation, to explore their beliefs and attitudes toward socioecological (SE) factors that facilitated and hindered their individual physical…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Muslims, Physical Activities
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Berry, Tanya R.; Strachan, Shaelyn M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
We examined the relationship between implicit and explicit "exerciser" and "sedentary" self-identity when activated by stereotypes. Undergraduate participants (N = 141) wrote essays about university students who either liked to exercise or engage in sedentary activities. This was followed by an implicit identity task and an explicit measure of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Stereotypes, Physical Activity Level, Exercise
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Mestek, Michael L.; Plaisance, Eric; Grandjean, Peter – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Pedometer-determined physical activity (PA) is inversely related to body composition in middle-aged adults; however, researchers have not established such a relationship in college students. Objective and Participants: In this study, the authors attempted to characterize PA and examine its relationship with body composition in undergraduate…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Physical Activities, Computers
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Biscomb, Kay – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2012
In 1914 opportunities for working-class women's sports participation were limited and peripheral, but the 1980s, policy reforms resulted in the then Sports Council identifying women as a "target group". Subsequently the notion that barriers to women's participation are issues to be identified and resolved has become commonplace in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Athletics, History, Genealogy
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Larouche, Richard; Laurencelle, Louis; Shephard, Roy J.; Trudeau, François – Physical Educator, 2015
In this study, we explored the effects of exposure to an experimental program of daily physical education (PE) during primary school on adult attitudes toward school PE. In 2008, 86 original participants in the Trois-Rivières study (44 women and 42 men aged 44.0 ± 1.2 years) underwent a semistructured interview in which their attitudes toward PE,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Time Factors (Learning), Followup Studies, Primary Education
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Devís-Devís, José; Pereira-García, Sofía; López-Cañada, Elena; Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor; Fuentes-Miguel, Jorge – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School is one of the primary settings where non-gender conformer children and adolescents emerge as vulnerable groups at high risk of suffering violence and harassment. Within schooling contexts, embodied experiences in physical education (PE) may become particularly problematic for trans students. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Holdsworth, Nadine – Research in Drama Education, 2013
In 2005, the Warwick Arts Centre launched the "Boys Dancing" project through the formation of the West Midlands Boys Dance Alliance. Aimed exclusively at boys and young men, the project has offered a range of performance-making opportunities with male professionals including Liam Steel (DV8, Stan Won't Dance) and David McKenna…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Dance, Self Esteem, Males
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Leaper, Campbell; Robnett, Rachael D. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
Robin Lakoff proposed that women are more likely than men to use tentative speech forms (e.g., hedges, qualifiers/disclaimers, tag questions, intensifiers). Based on conflicting results from research testing Lakoff's claims, a meta-analysis of studies testing gender differences in tentative language was conducted. The sample included 29 studies…
Descriptors: Females, Familiarity, Testing, Assertiveness
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